...from the editor


I'm pleased with all the writers represented in this issue of BFR. They bring a hearty dose of sanity to the perplexing goings on around us.

Promising to excite you—at least that’s my intention— is the amazing range of new work submitted by, among others, Toni La Ree Bennett, Shelley Ettinger, Richard Fein, Corey Mesler, Rochelle Ratner, Fernand Roqueplan, and Eleni Sikelianos.

And take special care with a poem by Nell Maiden as an Afterword and in tribute to her.

It’s a sharp instrument, a long thread, a delicate wing.
Afterword - A Poem by Nell Maiden

Sam Rasnake

Current Issue - Summer 2003